‘My kids shouldn’t pay the price for my fame’

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Amer­i­can ac­tor-film­maker Ben Af­fleck’s (right) next film Live by Night has the tag line- Amer­i­can dreams come at a price. Af­fleck agrees it's per­ti­nent to his own life, re­ports the­guardian.com.

“I've been lucky. I've had my wildest dreams come true, but the price is the Faus­tian ex­change you make where your iden­tity is not your own,” Af­fleck said. He added, “You be­come a pub­lic fig­ure and it changes all the rules. The press can be­come in­va­sive and dis­hon­est, and you have to put up with in­con­ve­nient stuff like that.”

Af­fleck shares a cor­dial bond with his es­tranged wife Jen­nifer Garner, with whom he shares daugh­ters Vi­o­let, 10, Seraphina, seven, and fouryear-old son Samuel. The ac­tor said he is okay with the con­stant spot­light on his life, but gets both­ered when his chil­dren's per­sonal space is in­vaded. “I'm at peace with pay­ing my own price, but not when it comes to in­vad­ing my kids’ space and time. They didn't make any bar­gains. I try to shel­ter them as best I can. That's my only real gripe.”

PHOTO: LUKE MAC­GRE­GOR/REUTERS

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